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Poster: light into ashes Date: Sep 17, 2009 1:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Early Dead Covers

I've put together a list of the first known performances of the Dead's cover songs in the '60s and '70s.

These are listed by the order first performed; but in many cases the Dead played a song in rehearsals, sometimes for years, long before playing it live. Often they'd drop a song and then bring it back years later - in those cases I provided both dates.

This is complete as I could make it. There are, though, a lot of things I did NOT include:
- songs only performed in 1966. That year has a unique repertoire that deserves an article of its own someday - if a song didn't make it past 1967, I didn't list it.
- covers done after 1979. There are lots of these, of course, but someone else can handle them better than I could.
- instrumentals. (These might include the Foxy Lady jam on 4-21-69, the Close Encounters jam on 1-22-78; the various jams on Darkness Darkness or Tighten Up or Feelin' Groovy in 1970; teases like the 3-28-72 Sidewalks of New York; or tuning ditties like Funiculi Funicula, etc.) I did make a couple exceptions to this.
- songs only performed in the acoustic sets of '69/70; I've already listed those in a previous post. But I did note a couple that 'broke out' into electric sets as well.
http://deadessays.blogspot.com/2009/08/deads-acoustic-sets-1969-1970.html
- songs only performed with guests (such as the 12-10-69 Black Queen, and other songs only done with Elvin Bishop, Jorma Kaukonen, or Bo Diddley) - since these are already linked in my guest-appearance listing.
http://deadessays.blogspot.com/2009/08/crowded-dead-stage-1967-1975.html

I've probably missed a few songs, so corrections are welcome.....

(Note that in early '66, dates are tentative and frequently wrong. For instance, the old "3/12/66" show is now thought to be 3/19/66; Lemieux provided a setlist for the actual 3/12/66 - the first half of it is what's circulating as the second set of 5/19/66, and the second half is what's known as 2/25/66. And much of what's been released from early '66 has no date at all. In short, though I'll order the songs by the 'standard' dates for convenience, everything I list from early '66 should be thought of as just "early '66 sometime" with no chronology implied.)

I Know You Rider - studio recording November '65 (on Birth of the Dead CD); first live recording 2/25/66 or ??/66 (after '66, was dropped until 9/30/69)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1966-XX-XX.sbd.GEMS.81254.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/gd66-02-25.sbd.unknown.1593.sbefail.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-09-30.aud.early.hollister.80.sbeok.shnf

La Bamba - studio 2/23/66 (labeled as Good Lovin'); live 11/11/70; then not heard til '87
http://www.dead.net/features/february-23-march-1-2009
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-11-11.aud.cotsman.17081.sbeok.shnf

Who Do You Love - Deadlists claims this is played in a '66 studio rehearsal (not on the Archive); a snatch of it is played in the 11/11/70 jams; Pigpen then sings a bit of it in the Caution jams on 4/14 and 5/11/72.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-04-14.sbd.hurwitt.8828.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-05-11.sbd.samaritano.9357.sbeok.shnf

We have several covers played at our earliest taped Dead show:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1966-01-08.sbd.bershaw.5410.shnf

Death Don't Have No Mercy - 1/8/66

King Bee - 1/8/66 (after '66, was dropped until 2/11/69)

I'm a Hog For You Baby - 1/8/66 (also 3/25/66; after '66, was only played on 4/6/71)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd66-03-25.sbd.unknown.38.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-04-06.sbd.stephens.18735.sbeok.shnf

We then have a set of undated recordings, from sometime in January-April:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1966-XX-XX.sbd.GEMS.81254.flac16

Good Morning Little Schoolgirl - ??/66 (with You Don't Love Me, which was also played 12/1/66)

Don't Ease Me In - ??/66; studio recording June '66 (on Birth of the Dead CD); also live 7/16/66 (after '66, was dropped until 3/20/70; after '70 acoustic sets, dropped until 9/16/72; after '75 hiatus, dropped until 2/7/79).
I will spare you all the links for this one.

New Orleans - ??/66; revived 8/29/69 (also played 6/6/70, 11/8/70)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-08-29.sbd.cotsman.8996.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-06-06.sbd.miller.86951.sbeok.flac16

Viola Lee Blues - ??/66 (also 3/19/66)
also the first rehearsal from January: http://www.archive.org/details/gd66-01-xx.sbd.hanno-uli.18846.sbeok.shnf

Midnight Hour - ??/66 (also 3/19/66)

Beat It On Down the Line - ??/66 (also 3/19/66)

It's A Sin - ??/66 (also 3/19/66; after '66, was played on 10/10/68, otherwise dropped until 4/5/69)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd66-03-19.sbd.scotton.81951.sbeok.flac
http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-10-10.sbd.miller-ladner.4513.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-04-05.sbd.miller.18701.sbesok.shnf

The release of the Rare Cuts & Oddities CD proved quite a surprise, unearthing songs that no one knew had been covered so early:

Not Fade Away - early '66 (on Rare Cuts); 6/19/68; next heard as a false start on 4/23/69; finally introduced into Dead's sets on 12/21/69
http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-06-19.sbd.cotsman.4511.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-04-23.sbd.wise.70.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-12-21.sbd.vernon.12927.sbeok.shnf

Walking the Dog - early '66 (on Rare Cuts); revived 3/21/70 early show (also played 11/9/70; then disappears until '84)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-03-21.early.lee.pcrp.20184.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-11-09.aud.hanno.7591.sbeok.shnf

Big Railroad Blues - early '66 (on Rare Cuts); revived 6/24/70 (also done 9/7/69)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-06-24.aud.unknown.gadsden-reynolds.100223.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-09-07.sbd.dfinney.5808.sbeok.shnf (This was a drunken 'oldies' show with Garcia & Jefferson Airplane - it also has Twist and Shout, which was murdered by the Dead on one of the ??/66 reels.)

Promised Land - early '66 (on Rare Cuts); revived 5/29/71
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-05-29.aud.cotsman.19153.sbeok.shnf (poor AUD)

Our next dated show gives us several more covers:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd66-02-25.sbd.unknown.1593.sbefail.shnf

Cold Rain & Snow - 2/25/66 (played through '67, then dropped until 5/31/69)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-05-31.sbd.oleynick.76.sbeok.shnf

Next Time You See Me - 2/25/66 (after '67, was dropped until 9/27/69)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-09-27.aud.hanno.14857.sbeok.shnf

On the Road Again - 2/25/66 (played again 12/1/66; after '66, was dropped until 1980)

We have quite a few new covers at our next show, 5/19/66 - several of them wouldn't become Dead standards until 1969:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd66-05-19.sbd.lestatkat.6516.sbeok.shnf

It Hurts Me Too - 5/19/66

It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - 5/19/66 (after '66, was dropped until 4/6/69)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-04-06.sbd.fm.cotsman.9492.sbeok.shnf

Sittin' On Top Of The World - 5/19/66 (after '66, next heard on 3/26/68, then resurfaces 4/15/69)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-03-26.aud.cotsman.6029.sbeok.shnf (Check out the comment: "We never did that one very good even when we were doing it.")
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-04-15.aud.miller.31435.sbeok.flacf

New Minglewood Blues - 5/19/66 (after '66, was dropped until 4/26/69, was then rarely performed until '76 - six times in '70 and two in '71)
4/26/69 is N/A on the Archive, but the other '69 performance is here:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-08-21.sbd.cotsman.13850.sbeok.shnf

Silver Threads & Golden Needles - 5/19/66 (also on Rare Cuts; after '66, was dropped until 4/26/69)
Next available performance: http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-06-22.aud.hanno.8836.sbefail.shnf

Good Lovin' - 5/19/66 (also on Rare Cuts; after '66 was dropped until 5/7/69)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-05-07.sbd.cotsman.6028.sbeok.shnf (Jerry sings)

7/3/66 is our next show with a bunch of new covers - unfortunately, the Archive link is screwed up since the wrong show was posted!
http://www.archive.org/details/gd66-07-03.sbd.unknown.40.sbeok.shnf (3/25/66 repeated)

Dancing in the Street - 7/3/66

He Was a Friend of Mine - 7/3/66

Big Boss Man - 7/3/66 (after '66, was dropped until 6/27/69)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-06-27.sbd.samaritano.20547.sbeok.shnf

However, these three songs can also be heard at our next show:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1966-07-16.sbd.miller.89555.sbeok.flac16

Nobody's Fault But Mine - 7/16/66 (also played 12/1/66; after '66 was dropped until 5/14/70 & 6/13/70 as a jam within New Speedway; then was dropped again until 10/2/72 when it became part of the post-Truckin' jam)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-05-14.sbd.warner-evans.28716.sbeok.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-06-13.sbd.hanno.9079.sbefail.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-10-02.sbd.lai.158.sbefail.shnf

Our next few shows don't offer anything new setlist-wise, but towards the end of the year we find some new songs.

Same Thing - 9/16/66 (date uncertain; also played 11/19 and 11/29/66, and 3/18/67; then not heard again until 12/31/71; reintroduced in '90s)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd66-09-16.sbd.vernon.9127.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-31.fm.lanum.135.sbeok.shnf

Hi-Heel Sneakers - 11/19/66 (not heard again until 8/3/69)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1966-11-19.fm.9730.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-08-03.sbd.miller.30652.sbeok.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-08-28.sbd.lepley.4234.sbeok.shnf (a Hartbeats show, which also has the last It's A Sin until the 6/18/74 jam)

Smokestack Lightning - 11/19/66 (after 3/18/67, next heard on 3/3/68, then 5/7/69, and only ten Pigpen performances thereafter)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd67-03-18.sbd.fink.10282.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-03-03.aud.vernon.9374.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-05-07.sbd.cotsman.6028.sbeok.shnf (partial)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-06-06.sbd.jupile.9494.sbeok.shnf (with Elvin Bishop)

Me and My Uncle - 11/29/66 (after '67, was dropped until 4/27/69)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd66-11-29.sbd.ret.20448.sbeok.shnf (This show also has I Just Want To Make Love To You, the only performance until 1984.)
4/27/69 is a Dick's Pick, but the next performance is here: http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-05-03.aud.phunk1.73.sbeok.shnf

Deep Elem Blues - 12/1/66 (then dropped until 3/20/70)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd66-12-01.sbd.sirmick.26968.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-03-20.sbd.smith.99182.sbeok.flac16

Morning Dew - 1/14/67
http://www.archive.org/details/gd67-01-14.sbd.vernon.9108.sbeok.shnf

Lovelight - 8/5/67
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1967-08-05.sbd.10356.shnf

We Bid You Goodnight - 1/22/68
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1968-01-22.sbd.miller.97342.sbeok.flac16

Death Letter Blues - 10/30/68 Hartbeats (only performance)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd68-10-30.sbd.sacks.1205.sbeok.shnf

Hey Jude - 2/11/69 (also done 3/1/69)
Hard to believe, but both versions have been officially released.

Hard to Handle - 3/15/69
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-03-15.sbd.cotsman.4280.sbeok.shnf

Green Grass of Home - 5/31/69
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-05-31.sbd.oleynick.76.sbeok.shnf
(Significant as the first of the pedal-steel songs; for details on other country covers the Dead introduced in 1969, check my acoustic-sets post.)

Mama Tried - 6/21/69 (This show also has the debut of Slewfoot.)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-06-21.early-late.aud-sbd.cotsman.16334.sbeok.shnf

Seasons of My Heart - 8/2/69 (also done 11/2, 12/31/69, and a few times in 1970)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-08-02.sbd.miller.30651.sbeok.flacf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-11-02.sbd.miller.32350.sbeok.flac16

Searchin' - 8/29/69 (also done 11/8/70, and with the Beach Boys 4/27/71)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-08-29.sbd.cotsman.8996.sbeok.shnf

9/6/69 catches the Dead in an oldies mood, as they bring out a couple rare covers.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-09-06.sbd.samaritano.16608.sbeok.shnf
(Note: 8/29 and 9/6/69 are the last Good Lovin's that Jerry sings, before Pigpen takes over.)

Big Boy Pete - 9/6/69 (also done 12/31/69, 3/1/70, 9/20/70)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-03-01.sbd.hanno.4641.sbefail.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-09-20.aud.remaster.sirmick.27583.sbeok.shnf

It's All Over Now - 9/6/69 (also done 11/20/70)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-11-20.aud.cotsman.9001.sbeok.shnf

Monkey & the Engineer - 12/19/69 (usually an acoustic song, it was done electric a few times)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-12-19.sbd.hanno.9183.sbeok.shnf

The Race Is On - 12/31/69 (done acoustic & with NRPS in 1970; then dropped until 3/19/73)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1969-12-31.sbd.miller.95420.sbeok.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-03-19.sonyecm.moskal.97417.flac16 (AUD)

Dark Hollow - 2/14/70 (usually an acoustic song, but it was done electric a couple times in 1971)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-10-31.early.sbd.fischer.6517.sbeok.shnf (the first electric Dark Hollow - and the last Viola Lee)

Two Trains Running - this is just a verse or two sung by Pigpen in the Lovelights on 2/27/70 and 12/15/71
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-02-27.sbd.clugston.2191.sbeok.shnf (19 minutes into Lovelight)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-15.sbd.cotsman.12615.sbeok.shnf (in the Lovelight reprise, after I'm A Man - the only performance of that one other than 3/25/72 with Bo Diddley)

It's a Man's World - 4/9/70
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-04-09.sbd.hanno.6157.sbeok.shnf (This show also has the mysterious "Cowboy Song".)

Frozen Logger - 5/7/70 (also done 6/21/70, 12/26/70, and 8/25/72)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-05-07.aud.weiner-gdADT04.5439.sbefail.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-06-21.aud.hanno.6160.sbeok.shnf (in the Intro)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-12-26.sbd.miller.22369.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-08-25.sbd.miller.92840.sbeok.flac16

El Paso - 7/11/70
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-07-11.aud.cotsman.9379.sbefail.shnf (Poor AUD. This show also has the only So Sad, an Everly Brothers cover.)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-07-14.sbd.cotsman.17815.sbeok.shnf (First electric version. Jerry says, "Here's where Weir gets his wish, at the expense of everybody.")

Goin' Down the Road - instrumental 10/10/70, song 10/11/70
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-10-10.aud.hanno.7590.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-10-11.aud.cotsman.9500.sbeok.shnf

11/8/70 is famed for its rare covers:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1970-11-08.aud.weiner.28609.sbeok.shnf

Around & Around - 11/8/70

Mystery Train - 11/8/70 (only time played)
My Babe - 11/8/70 (only time played)
(Also the rare New Orleans>Searchin'.)

Me & Bobby McGee - 11/29/70 (first played in NRPS set 11/6/70)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-11-06.aud.warner.17183.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-11-29.aud.hanno.7592.sbeok.shnf

Johnny B Goode - 1/22/71 (previously done by Garcia & Jefferson Airplane 9/7/69, and by Weir & Hot Tuna 12/31/70)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-12-31.aftershow.sbd.cole.6171.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-01-22.sbd.cotsman.12592.sbeok.shnf

Sing Me Back Home - 4/5/71
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-04-05.sbd.stephens.16606.sbeok.shnf (starts out as onstage practice)

Oh Boy - 4/6/71 (only electric performance; some later acoustic versions)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-04-06.sbd.stephens.18735.sbeok.shnf (along with I'm a Hog For You Baby)

Second That Emotion - 4/8/71 (only played seven times that month)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-04-08.sbd.lai.120.sbefail.shnf

Get Back - 10/21/71 soundcheck (Jerry sings; only time performed until '87)
http://www.dead.net/features/tapers-section/may-28-june-3-2007-0

Hideaway - 11/7/71 (also done in the studio 4/2/75)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-11-07.prefm.kaplan.9570.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd75-04-02.sbd.backus.14290.sbeok.shnf

You Win Again - 11/14/71
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-11-14.sbd.miller.23568.sbeok.shnf

Run Rudolph Run - 12/4/71 (only played seven times that month)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-04.sbd.lai.6256.sbefail.shnf

I Washed My Hands In Muddy Water - 12/5/71 (only Dead performance)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-05.prefm.miller.3391.sbeok.shnf

Big River - 12/31/71
http://www.archive.org/details/gd71-12-31.fm.lanum.135.sbeok.shnf (along with Pigpen's last Same Thing, and the last Dancin' in the Street until 1976)

3/25/72 was notable not only for the Bo Diddley set but for several unique covers. Highlights were released on a Dick's Pick, but a terrible AUD is on the Archive:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-03-25.aud.hanno.horner.22094.sbeok.shnf

Are You Lonely For Me Baby - 3/25/72 (only Dead performance)
How Sweet It Is - 3/25/72 (only Dead performance)
(This show also features Pigpen's last Smokestack Lightning; it was later revived in 1984.)

Bo Diddley - 3/25/72 (also done 5/23, 7/16, and 8/22/72; and a short bit on 11/11/70)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-11-11.aud.cotsman.17081.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-07-16.sbd-aud.cotsman.11258.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-08-22.sbd.cotsman.11472.sbeok.shnf

Rockin' Pneumonia - 5/23/72 (also done 5/24, 6/17, 9/3, and 10/23/72)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-05-23.sbd.unknown.16089.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-05-24.sbd-pset2.unknown.91509.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-09-03.sbd.gems.101143.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1972-10-23.sonyecm250.unknown.miller.98958.sbeok.flac16

Tomorrow Is Forever - 9/24/72 (Donna covers Dolly Parton; played ten times)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-09-24.sbd.cribbs.25282.sbeok.shnf

It Takes a Lot to Laugh - 6/10/73
That's Alright Mama - 6/10/73 (unique Dead performances; Garcia did these in his sets with Saunders, but decided to bring them out for the Allmans)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-06-10.sbd.miller.89640.sbeok.flac16

Wang Dang Doodle - 10/23/73 soundcheck (Jerry sings; only time performed until '83)
http://www.dead.net/features/tapers-section/may-21-may-28-2007

Blue Suede Shoes (and unknown r&b tune) - 12/1/73 soundcheck (also done 12/12/73)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-12-01.sbd.clugston.6648.sbefail.shnf

Peggy-O - 12/10/73 (Download Series; also played 12/12/73)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd73-12-12.sbd.hobbs.6023.sbeok.shnf

Rip It Up, Thirty Days - 12/12/73 soundcheck
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-12-12.sbd.soundcheck-from-2595.3401.shnf

Let It Rock - 6/23/74 (only Dead performance)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd74-06-23.sbd.cribbs.16780.sbeok.shnf

Samson & Delilah - 6/3/76
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1976-06-03.sbd.seamons.fix-20004.86745.sbeok.shnf (this copy runs at the right speed)

Got My Mojo Workin' - 4/22/77 (also done 10/21/78)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-04-22.sbd.miller.27747.sbeok.flacf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-10-21.aud.rhinotrocity5.motb-0015.94599.flac16

Jack-a-Roe - 5/13/77
http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-05-13.sbd.miller.9393.sbeok.shnf

Werewolves of London - 4/19/78
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-04-19.sbd.gans.miller.9121.shnf

Ollin Arrageed - 9/14/78 (usually only played with Hamza el-Din, but a couple notable exceptions are the 11/18 and 11/23/78 spaces)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-09-13.aud-schk.unknown.miller.87779.sbeok.flac16 (soundcheck)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd78-09-14.sbd.miller.22169.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-11-18.sbd.miller.81131.sbeok.flac16
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-11-23.fob.sonyECM250.walker.scotton.miller.96031.sbeok.flac16

C.C. Rider - 12/1/79 (comes out of a Gloria jam, which was also played in the He's Gone outro on 11/9/79)
http://www.archive.org/details/gd79-12-01.sbd.miller.29429.sbeok.flacf
more Gloria - http://www.archive.org/details/gd1979-11-09.sbd.stern.tetzeli.fix-318.34936.reflac.flac16

That's as far as I'll go.... I hope this was useful!

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Poster: user unknown Date: Sep 17, 2009 6:07am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early Dead Covers

light, you are amazing brother

thank you for your "dead-ication" and for sharing it with us

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Sep 17, 2009 9:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early Dead Covers

Thanks a ton, LIA. This has started me on a Bonnie Dobson/Morning Dew musical exploration. Must find other versions now. I have Jeff Beck's version and have heard Devo's version, bloody aweful that one. Your efforts are much appreciated.

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Poster: snori Date: Sep 17, 2009 9:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early Dead Covers

This was played a lot over here in the mid-sixties. Episode 6 include Roger Glover later of Deep Purple. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSGYEwgeCFs

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Sep 17, 2009 10:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early Dead Covers

Thanks Snori, thats a sweet version. Very sixties sounding. The Nazereth version is hardcore. Captures the apocolyptic idea of the song well. I would like to hear Bonnie's version, must do some pokin around for that one.

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Poster: snori Date: Sep 18, 2009 3:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early Dead Covers

A little more research overnight turned up this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ov25z8vV1dg&;feature=related
and it would seem Ian Gillan was also in the group. Don't you just love Youtube ?

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Sep 17, 2009 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early Dead Covers

suspect Bonnie's version is very chinka-chinka (that's code for singer/songwriter)
http://taco.com/roots/dobsoninterview.html

the Dead's arrangement is the only one i've heard where that recurring guitar theme along with the bass plectrum rhythm riff is conspicuous in it's absence

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Sep 17, 2009 2:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early Dead Covers

Oh yes, Im sure her version is quite chinka chinka.
Probly only to be found on vinyl.
That is a good interview. Always good to get the songwriters perspective and motivation.
The Robert Plant version I liked, instramentaly anyway. Hard for me to listen to Plant's vocals these days.
The GD's version is by far my favorite. Of course, Im biased, but it just so magestic.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Sep 18, 2009 3:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early Dead Covers

Bonnie Dobson's Dew (yes it is a bit chinka chinka, and twee to boot) can be found on this album, which I recommend for your Dead studies and listening pleasure:

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This post was modified by robthewordsmith on 2009-09-18 10:51:59

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 17, 2009 3:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early Dead Covers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H48TJA_vSk0 I thought the same thing about RP , until I listened to this

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Sep 17, 2009 5:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early Dead Covers

Those are some sweet sounding chops there. Its in a live setting when he attempts vocal adventurism that I have a problem with. I stress "I" there. What do I know, it is RP after all.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Sep 17, 2009 10:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early Dead Covers

The Allman Brothers did a Morning Dew back when they were the Allman Joys, I think it's on their box set.

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Sep 17, 2009 10:23am
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Thanks, I'll HAVE to check into that one. The Allman Joys? Good they changed THAT name, hard one to take seriously.

BTW, I still dont see any additions to the Informative Links section. Maybe I should post in support of your suggestions.

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Poster: light into ashes Date: Sep 17, 2009 12:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early Dead Covers

Actually, looking it up, technically it was the 31st of February with the Allman bro's....

I don't think anything will be added to the Informative Links section - apparently Noah's blog was listed because he has friends among the Archive admins...

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Sep 17, 2009 1:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early Dead Covers

Cool, thanks, Ill look it up.

Hummmm,thats a shame about the links. I think your suggestions are appropriate and highly informative. Oh well, I know the links and will pass on to others.

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Poster: hippie64 Date: Sep 17, 2009 6:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early Dead Covers

I never realized that Peggy-O was a cover tune. I guess I must have imagined Hunter channeling Dylan Thomas or other Irish poets to construct this beautiful song.
Thank you LiA for bringing the G.D. and their wonderful music into better context for me.
This is the kind of information that brings me to the archive.
Many Thanx !

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Poster: sntb Date: Feb 10, 2012 9:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early Dead Covers

Peggy-O was also covered by Simon and Garfunkel on their debut album, Wednesday Morning 3AM. It's a "public domain" song. Quite old.

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Poster: skies Date: Sep 17, 2009 7:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early Dead Covers

Outstanding scholarship ,LIA, but how to register all these songs in my PC, I simply do not know how !

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Poster: strat63 Date: Sep 28, 2009 9:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early Dead Covers

Visions of Johanna

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1986-03-19.nak300.damico.34223.flac16 (among others)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 17, 2009 6:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early Dead Covers

Thanks LIA

Could you do me a favor and post these on Sat and/or Sun mornings so it doesn't interfere with work.

:)

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Poster: ganges Date: Sep 17, 2009 7:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Early Dead Covers

Thanks again - so much to learn and explore!